It's nice to have a draft order set and the Senior Bowl behind us (other all-star games, too, I suppose). The combine is the other big event of the offseason, so we really are halfway to the draft. Sort of.
Sherron Collins, PG, Kansas, Sr.
For a player whose strength has been his ability to step up at big moments and lead his team, Collins looked pretty awful in the Jayhawks' shocking second-round loss to Northern Iowa. He had five costly turnovers and was seriously pressing, trying to do much often resulting in poor shot selection. His senior season as a whole did not solidify his standing as a first-round pick. Still, with a weak class of point guards, Collins should be a late first-round pick even though several of weaknesses were displayed on Saturday.
Scottie Reynolds, PG, Villanova, Sr.
Reynolds would love to erase the final two weeks of his senior season from his memory. After a less-than-stellar performance in Villanova's lone Big East Tournament game, Reynolds was broke in the Big Dance. He was a combined 4-of-26 from the field and 2-of-11 from deep. While those numbers shouldn't affect his complete body of work in four years with the Wildcats, it re-affirmed scouts' opinion that he lacks the ideal athleticism to be a first-round pick and is too often a streaky scorer like he was earlier in his collegiate career. I can't imagine him being a first-round pick after his opening-weekend performance, but his intelligence as a floor leader should still earn him a second-round pick.
Trevon Hughes, PG, Wisconsin, Sr.
The poor performances by senior points guards continued with Hughes who looked absolutely awful in the Badgers' second-round loss to Cornell. He turned the ball over six times and looked like he was forcing on offense and dragging on defense. Due to the weak point guard class, I have had Hughes in the second round of the my 2010 NBA Mock Draft, but he is falling out in my next update.
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James Anderson, SG, Oklahoma State, Jr.
Anderson announced he was declaring for the 2010 NBA Draft on Monday which is no shocker at all since he was the Big 12's Player of the Year. He is a first-round lock, but a 3-of-12 shooting performance in the first round against Georgia Tech didn't help his standing as possibly sneaking into the late lottery. Again, one game shouldn't take away from an entire season, but Anderson just picked a bad setting to have an off-performance.
Luke Harangody, PF, Notre Dame, Sr.
Maybe he was still bothered by injury, but Harangody was a total non-factor in Notre Dame's opening-round loss to Old Dominion, scoring only four points (two of which came on a garbage bucket as time expired.) He has the work ethic and skills to still be a second-round pick, but I would not be surprised he falls out of the top 60.